Pollinator Health Strategy
Ontario is taking action to strengthen pollinator health to ensure healthy ecosystems, a productive agricultural sector, and a strong economy.
The Pollinator Health Strategy is multi-faceted, including:
It builds on work already taken to improve pollinator health and sets out aspirational targets:
Ontario's Draft Pollinator Health Action Plan
Consultation on the Draft Pollinator Health Action Plan was held January 22, 2016 to March 7, 2016 and is now closed.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and recommendations on Ontario's Draft Pollinator Health Action Plan to help us improve pollinator health in the province.
Your feedback will be considered by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs when we report back to the public with a final Action Plan in spring/summer 2016.
Read the Draft Pollinator Health Action Plan
Changes to Ontario's pesticide regulation to protect pollinators
As part of the broader strategy to protect pollinators, changes have been made to the regulation under Ontario's Pesticides Act to meet its aim to reach an 80 per cent reduction in the number of acres planted with neonicotinoid-treated corn and soybean seed by 2017. The regulatory requirements allow producers to access treated seed where there is a demonstrated need. The new regulation came into effect on July 1, 2015.
The regulation to reduce the use of neonicotinoid treated corn and soybean seed is being phased in to allow growers time to adjust.
The government is continuing to make progress implementing the regulation. To date:
|Creation Date:||25 November 2014|
|Last Reviewed:||10 March 2016|